Thursday, July 26, 2007

Spoon vs the kids

It's this time every year that I pontificate on the busiest weekend in Seattle. Seafair is ratcheted up to it's highest level with the Torchlight Parade, the Capitol Hill Block Party, and the Ballard Seafoodfest all converging on Saturday night. In the past I've justified staying close to home by portraying a battle of a crowded noisy concert (CHBP) against a quaint drunken neighborhood carnival (BSF.) This year, I can't even pretend. CHBP this year has Spoon, Blue Scholars, John Vanderslice, Viva Voce, Silversun Pickups, the Blood Brothers and more, while BSF has... well... The Squirrels (as always) and polka. Now I always loves me some Squirrels, but how do I convince you that polka should win out over Spoon?

Playlist: Capitol Hill Block Party 2007
Playlist: Ballard Seafoodfest 2007

If it were just music we were talking about, it's no contest. But there's other considerations here, and it's all about the kids. When you add puppet shows, toy boat making, fireman shooting their hoses in the air along with giant inflatable whales, trucks and slides you got something to compete with. Just add the Squirrels (pictured left) and a beer garden for daddy, and the only Spoon I'll be seeing is the one shoveling Biringer Farms Strawberry Shortcake into my mouth.

Previously: Punk vs Circumstance

Squirrels photo via Rancho Canyon Music

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2 comments:

drake leLane said...

Capitol Hill Block Party 2007

1. Lazy Eye - Silversun Pickups
2. North By Northwest - Blue Scholars
3. Set Fire to the Face on Fire - The Blood Brothers
4. Yea Yeah - Matt and Kim
5. 45 - The Saturday Knights
6. The Child of Prophecy - Kane Hodder
7. Working the Wall - The Cops
8. I Will Never Change - Grynch
9. Bodies Hit The Floor - Girl Talk
10. Pleasant Street (Single Version) - Viva Voce
11. The Underdog - Spoon
12. Thrash Unreal - Against Me!
13. None Shall Pass - Aesop Rock
14. From Out Here - John Vanderslice
15. Men's Needs - The Cribs
16. Dont Die On Me - Mirah
17. The Bar Is Too Low To Fail - Boat
18. Bump - Spankrock
19. The Girl From Yesterday - The Girls (Power Pop)
20. Tropical Struggle - The Intelligence
21. Sexcapism - Gabriel Teodros
22. Help Me Up The Hill - Sean Na Na

drake leLane said...

Ballard Seafoodfest 2007

1. Rondo A La Turca - Brave Combo
2. Yodel Boogie - Wylie & The Wild West Show
3. Lokkeren Vals - The Smilin' Scandinavians